Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boro Taxis' Growth Hits Fast Lane with PS1m Investment

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boro Taxis' Growth Hits Fast Lane with PS1m Investment

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A TEESSIDE taxi firm has accelerated its growth plans by completing a PS1m investment ahead of schedule.

In April, Boro Taxis spent PS400,000 adding to its fleet and announced that it would invest a further PS600,000 on new vehicles during the next 12 months. However, these plans have now moved into the fast lane with the firm taking delivery of 10 new vehicles this month. This takes the total investment to PS1.1m in the last six months, with the firm's 750-strong fleet bolstered by the addition of 50 four-door family saloon Skodas and 15 minibuses.

At the same time, Boro Taxis has recruited 65 drivers with another 35 potential drivers undergoing a training programme. Those who pass the course and meet the necessary standards and regulatory checks will be guaranteed a job with the firm.

Mohammed Bashir, founder of Boro Taxis, said: "Due to the levels of business we have been experiencing, we have had to accelerate our investment and recruitment plans, which is great news for the company, local employment and the Tees Valley in general. …

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